Sten Olsson joins White & Case as a partner in Helsinki

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice and Global Private Equity Industry Group with the addition of Sten Olsson as a partner in Helsinki.

"We have a long history and a pre-eminent reputation advising private equity and corporate clients transacting in the Nordic region," said White & Case partner John Reiss, head of the Firm's Global M&A Practice. "Sten is a market-leading partner in the region and his addition further strengthens our offering across, and from, the Nordics and sends a strong signal that White & Case is committed to being the law firm of choice for the most important M&A and private equity transactions."

Sten advises international and Nordic private equity firms and corporations across multiple industry sectors on mergers and acquisitions, investments, carveouts and divestments. Sten brings more than 20 years of experience and joins White & Case from Hannes Snellman, where he was a partner and head of the M&A group.

"Sten is widely recognised as a leading M&A and private equity partner, and he has advised on a number of the most significant transactions across the Nordic region," said White & Case partner Lucy Bullock, Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Private Equity. "His transactional expertise and strong network amongst the leading Nordic and European private equity sponsors, as well as Finnish public companies and their advisers, make him ideally placed to hit the ground running in our Helsinki office."

Tanja Törnkvist, White & Case Office Executive Partner in Helsinki, said: "Sten's arrival follows the promotion to partner of private equity lawyer Victor Åberg in Helsinki at the start of 2024 and is part of the continued growth story of our Helsinki office. Sten will work closely with the Firm's leading Helsinki, Stockholm and EMEA M&A teams."

White & Case partner and Vice Chair Oliver Brettle said: "The addition of Sten is an exciting opportunity to build on the growth of our EMEA private equity and M&A practices and secure our position as one of the top M&A and private equity firms. Globally we continue to invest in our private equity capabilities, with Sten's arrival following a number of prominent private equity partner additions, including Taurie Zeitzer in New York, who joined the Firm as Co-Head of our Global Private Equity Industry Group from Paul Weiss, Omar Hemady in Boston, Phillip Sacks in Dubai and Emily Brown in London"

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